Native Nations Law & Policy Center

Two UCLA Law Professors Featured Among Nine Notable Women in American Indian Law

October 23, 2013 -- Two UCLA School of Law faculty members--Carole Goldberg and Angela Riley--have been selected as notable women in American Indian law. They were included in Indian Country Today's list of "9 Notable Women Who Rule American Indian Law," and profiled for making major contributions to the field.  

Carole Goldberg, UCLA vice chancellor of academic personnel and Jonathan D. Varat distinguished professor of law at UCLA Law, is a national expert on federal Indian and tribal law. A member of the faculty since 1972, she recently received the Lawrence R. Baca Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Federal Indian Law. Professor Goldberg was appointed in January 2011 by President Obama to serve on the Indian Law and Order Commission, which is investigating and recommending ways to improve Indian country criminal justice.

Professor Angela Riley is the director of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center, director of UCLA's J.D./M.A. joint degree program in Law and American Indian Studies and co-director of the Native Nations Law and Policy Center. In 2003, she was selected to serve on her tribe’s Supreme Court, becoming the first woman and youngest Justice of the Supreme Court of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma.  In 2010, she was elected as Chief Justice. 

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